Election 2016 Isn’t Over for One Elector


The New York Times posted a story of an elector, Christopher Supron, from Texas who will not do the will of the people and cast his vote for Donald Trump.

He must think the election isn’t over.

There was no little drama in the photo that went with the story:

The Republican elector lists his many complaints: Trump isn’t uniting us, Trump attacks SNL (all he did was send one tweet), he tweets day and night, General Flynn has a checkered past, he doesn’t understand the Constitution, and he’s not qualified. He levels all these charges while pontificating about the Constitution and the Federalist Papers.

With sweeping sanctimony, never Trumper Supron says, “Fifteen years ago, I swore an oath to defend my country and Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. On Dec. 19, I will do it again.”

The only problem is he’s supposed to vote in line with the will of the voters and he won’t do it.

Source, NY Times


  1. Chris Supron is revealing himself to be a sanctimonious jerk. If he feels so strongly that his personal opinions are more important and more worthy than the people he has pledged to represent according to their votes, then he should recuse himself from the task and let someone else do the vote casting.

    How he got the privilege to represent the voters in Texas is mysterious. Did he reveal his intentions to be a lone wolf from the start ? He can have whatever opinions he wants, people are not angry about that, what they are angry about is his refusal to do what he said he would do and to do what the job was intended to be from the start. The job did not change. It is Chris Supron who changed and therefore he should renounce his position and go protest somewhere else, not sabotage the people he represents by violating their will. This guy needs to put duty before personal conviction in this case.

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